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When the space race began, the united states realized that

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When the space race began, the United States realized that we are far behind technology against the Russians.

The Soviets succeeded in launching the sputnik satellite in 1957, and succeeded in launching the first spacecraft (Yuri Gagarin) via vostok 1

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